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Nocturnal: Portrait of a New York Night

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Alexander Scelso
July 18, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Actor and writer.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
It is probably going to sound cliche, but I always knew I wanted to work in the theater and pursue my dream of being an actor on the stage. It was the one place in elementary school I felt I could totally be myself and literally walk in another person's shoes. I instantly felt dedicated to bringing a character to life and giving them a voice, a stride, and emotions.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
captures the essence and power of ensemble work and created a creative outlet for students/young artists wanting to show a side of New York City not shown a lot in the world of theatre. The gritty side.

In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
This show is about people. Some you may have seen, and some you may not be quite so familiar with, but they are the ones that don't sleep and keep New York City awake and moving at night. The audience will be able to piece together the story created by these characters interacting under coincidental and unique circumstances.

Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Bring them all! The more diverse the audience the better!

How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
Diversity is what our play is founded on. We all as an ensemble come from different parts of the world and have different artistic views, but are able to come together and create this unique theatrical experience. Each of us wish to see more opportunities for diversity in casts of shows and movies.